Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. You are soon--in one exciting, exhausting and exhilarating day--to take the first steps on a lifelong journey of love, companionship and mutual care. I am pleased to offer my years of experience officiating wedding services to make your ceremony heartfelt, inviting and fun. I provide personalized, non-sectarian Wedding services for all couples (including same-sex couples).
My weddings are fun, playful yet serious, and involve your guests so that everyone feels they were connected in a special way. I've learned, over many years of officiating weddings, how to keep your guests interested and "right there" with you. I speak of love, and of commitment...of joy and celebration...and all who attend go along with us for the "ride." I plan with you to make your ceremony everything you want it to be, taking time to get to know you as a couple and share your love-story with your guests. Weddings can occur anywhere, and I have done weddings in churches, at lakesides, city parks and private homes, and places as diverse as Portland's Benson Hotel on one hand, and a picnic shelter in Forest Park on the other. What's important is making the ceremony "your's".
I am licensed to perform services in any state, though I primarily officiate weddings in the greater Portland, Oregon Metro area. I do not require pre-wedding "counseling," but I will want to meet with you prior to the ceremony to get to know you and plan the event together--aiming for the most meaningful service for you.
As a musician and sound technician, I can also provide PA to fit your venue, microphones (including wireless), background music...and would be happy to recommend a number of local bands to fit your musical tastes and wishes.
Ask me about a wedding and music package deal!
My rates are as follows:
- Basic "Justice of the Peace" Ceremony
- (no planning, brief and informal). I come to you, officiate and sign and mail all licenses/documents $150
- Planned/Formal Ceremonies:
- Planning Meeting: Free
- Ceremony (no rehearsal): $300
- Rehearsal: $100
- Travel over 50 miles: $25
Once you have decided to use my services, I request a non-refundable deposit of $50.00 to hold your date in my schedule, and the remainder of my fees payable after the ceremony and signing of the marriage license. I accept payment in cash or cashier's check/money order.
Formal Wedding at Langdon Farms Golf Club
Wedding on the Dock at Olallie Lake...Clyde (the dog) was the Ringbearer
Wedding at Pioneer Courthouse Square...no permits...we just went, and had a really fun ceremony